“SANTASIA , A Holiday Comedy” !!
Will RETURN to St. Lukes Theatre
CHRISTMAS of 2016!
“comedic perfection … laugh out loud funny” – BACK STAGE
“a 90-minute, Wonka-fied yuletide send-up of Hollywood blockbusters and celebrity culture that’s so riddled with lowbrow humor and clever social commentary that the nimble, six-man cast rarely come across as anything less than perfection. – LA.COM
L.A.’S LONG RUNNING YULETIDE SEND-UP OF CELEBRITY CULTURE
“SANTASIA: A HOLIDAY COMEDY” COMES TO THE BIG APPLE IN A SPECIAL LIMITED ENGAGEMENT RUN
NOVEMBER 17TH THROUGH DECEMBER 23RD AT ST. LUKE’S THEATRE
A RELENTLESS ASSAULT ON YOUR HOLIDAY FUNNY BONE, THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SEASONAL SENSATION IS STOCKING STUFFED WITH SNARK, SENTIMENT, DYSFUNCTION AND LOVE
(New York, NY) – SANTASIA, L.A.’s hilarious holiday musical sketch comedy show that embraces and skewers all the iconic moments of the Christmas season will begin a limited engagement run in NYC at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46th Street in Manhattan beginning on Tuesday, November 17th. The official opening will be on Tuesday, December 1st and continue through December 23rd. Created by brothers Shaun and Brandon Loeser and directed by Tania Pearson-Loeser, the critically acclaimed seasonal sensation has run for over 13 years in Los Angeles and is jam packed with a biting blend of yuletide snark and sentiment.
SANTASIA’s relentless assault on your holiday funny-bone will have you hurting from laughter. Stocking stuffed with everything from dysfunctional family sketches to charm, wit, love and beautiful sentiment, it conjures up memories of your own Christmas past. The hysterical holiday classic has been compared to the “Carol Burnett Show”, “Kids in the Hall”, “In Living Color”, and “Saturday Night Live”.
Santasia is appropriate for children ages 13 and over due to strong language. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Dynamic choreography, on-point holiday parody, side splitting sketch comedy, and classic Rankin and Bass inspired Claymation movies, this multi-media Santasia is the fresh face of Vaudeville Comedy.
Shaun Loeser (Co-Writer, Director & Producer) is originally from Chicago, having trained with legendary improv guru Del Close at iO Chicago. He is both a professional actor and stuntman having appeared in American Horror Story: Hotel, The Amazing Spider-Man, Conan, True Blood, The Tonight Show, NCIS LA, Pair of Kings, GCB, Step Brothers, iCarly, My Name is Earl, The Sarah Silverman Program, The Comebacks, Numbers, General Hospital, Kambakkht Ishq, among other Television series and films.
Brandon Loeser (Co-Writer & Producer) is a Chicago native who studied at iO Chicago under the direction of famed improv teacher Del Close. In addition to acting, he is also a stuntman and comedian. Brandon has appeared numerous times on Grimm, Superstore, Conan, True Blood, Justified, Children’s Hospital, Supah Ninjas, The Dark Knight, The Tonight Show, Chasing 3000, Changeling, General Hospital and Disaster Movie.
Tania L Pearson-Loeser (Co-Writer, Associate Producer & Choreographer) is a professional choreographer, actor and stuntwoman. She has choreographed for Conan O’Brien’s “Not Permitted to Perform on Television National Tour,” “Conan” and the “The Tonight Show” and has appeared in in the television series Chuck, Alice in Wonderland, Criminal Minds, Without A Trace, True Jackson VP, Pushing Daisies, Brothers and Sisters, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives.
SANTASIA’s set designer is Rich Warren, lighting designer is Wynn Zucchero, sound designer is Brandon Loeser and the musical director is Stacey Quinealty.
Performances are on Tuesdays at 8PM and Wednesdays at 2PM.